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How the historic number of women in the Senate benefits you

Find out what the influx of female politicians can do for you.

By The Married Chick Nov 16, 2012 8:40PM
Photo: Elizabeth WarrenYou’ve probably already heard that there’s now a historic number of women in the Senate following the 2012 election -- 20, to be exact, which is more than ever before in U.S. history.

But have you thought about what that stat actually means for you? If not, you should; this historic milestone could dramatically improve the quality of your life, perhaps sooner than you think.

Throughout the presidential campaign, we heard a lot about reproductive rights, health care and jobs -- all issues that directly affect our well-being -- and these hot-button election issues will continue to be debated and decided upon in the months to come. By having a strong female contingent in the Senate (one in five senators are women), we as women can expect more legislation that protects our rights.

As writer Suzi Parker points out in The Washington Post, ”With more women in Congress, men may have greater difficulty passing anti-woman bills when they have to look their female colleagues in the eye and justify their reasoning.”

I can’t wait to see how these women start out their terms in the Senate. Here’s to hoping good things start to come our way soon.

What’s your top-priority issue for the Senate?

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Nov 27, 2012 4:31AM
Its official, its the end of the world. you think government spending was bad before wait till they get their hands on your tax dollars. there is a reason woman have a hard time getting credit. the card companies know why. our national debt is about to double.  
Nov 18, 2012 12:05PM
depends if they cares about human /women rights if they are wrights wings  extremist who cares, look at clearance thomas he does not cares about any minority rights/discrimination issues he is against everything that help him get where he is in the first place.
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